Beware of over automation: an endless ifttt loop gone wrong

I use to automate. Well, yesterday, something happened – I’m still not quite sure what — that triggered an endless loop between Diigo and Blogger via It posted over and over just links to this blog and the words “Cool Cat Teacher Blog” and as soon as it was on Blogger, it bookmarked […]

Don’t believe the Pink Hello Kitty Bubble Gun Incident without looking deeper or until #suziespeaks

I’m angry. I’m angry because I’ve sat by too many times quietly and let educators be heckled. You know what I mean. Those preposterous stories of people who have done ridiculous things that shock us. We think, “Really, would an educator REEEALLLLYYYY do that?” Well, the answer is “NO THEY probably WOULDN’T.” We have allowed […]

Make Google Reader your Powerhouse sharing system

Productivity and simplicity, these are two things the modern knowledge worker craves. Google Reader is my “secret weapon” of productivity and I’d like to show you how I get the most out of this program. What is Google reader? 1- Make a list of the places where you want to share Begin with the end […]

3 characteristics of a people builder

English: Group of children in a primary school in Paris Español: Niños en una escuela elemental en París Français : Enfants dans une école élémentaire à Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In my Rick Warren devotional today he made a point about being a people builder and that you should do three things if you want to be […]


Everything has new meaning. With my oldest being a senior, every time we do something, I want it to last and wonder if it is the last time we’ll do this or that. I want him to remember that I love him. As you build your life and legacy, you want it to last. You […]